The NBA's best new rivalry
Omar Little once said, "You come at the king, you best not miss." With that in mind, Enes Kanter hit a bullseye last night. LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career last night during a game against the Heat. Shortly after, Kanter tweeted that the ref is the real king of New York. This was in reference to LeBron claiming he was the 'King of New York" in a recent Instagram post, which Kanter took great offense too (as did Jay-Z). The two nearly came to blows earlier this month and I can't wait to see what happens next.
She meant well
This week's big internet controversy involves a Washington State student who tweeted that she'd donate $.25 for every favorite and $.50 for every retweet to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The tweet went viral and the student doesn't have the (roughly) $215,000 to donate, which led to much criticism and then defense of the gesture. I think she meant well and helped bring awareness to St. Jude's, plus the $11,000 raised through GoFundMe wouldn't have happened without the tweet.
One way to make $10,000
SI's Ben Baskin has a great profile of Josh Gordon in this week's magazine. I still can't believe Gordon was making $10,000 a week selling weed while at Baylor.
Elizabeth Jade: Lovely Lady of the Day
Best guidance counselor ever
Eagles running back Corey Clement is the proud owner of a used BMW, thanks to a promise his guidance counselor made in the ninth grade.
With Geno Smith set to start for the Giants this weekend, can you name the other quarterback who has thrown a pass for both the Giants and Jets?
Matt Lauer fired from NBC
The news just broke. I guess nothing is a surprise these days but I was not expecting this one.
Larry Bird in 1977
My favorite random photo of the year
This made me laugh
Odds & Ends
Listen to Mike Francesa eviscerate Ben McAdoofor benching Eli Manning (thoughPeter King thinks it was the right move for the Giants) ... Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef took a nasty fall during a game on Monday ... The amount of homes that subscribe to ESPN and FS1 reduced drastically in 2017 ... Canadian football fans make for bad thieves ... The new college football playoff rankings are out, and here's an in-depth look at the NFL playoff picture ... Matt Harvey appears to have a new lady in his life ... Good "where are they now" piece on the women of Friends ... Steven Spielberg's new movie looks really good ... 30 great cities to live in if you're under 30 ... This is what a fight looks like between a FSU football player and frat member.
One way to end a game
J.J. Watt takes first steps to recovery
Victoria's Secret model turns embarrassing fall into feel-good moment